GAMMA RAY: Power Metal Icons Unleash New Lyric Video Via Revolver; Empire Of The Undead To Drop This Spring

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Monday, March 3, 2014

Gamma Ray is preparing to release their new album Empire Of The Undead in the spring, and they have released the first track “Hellbent” which can be streamed below. The German power metal band completed the effort last year, and despite the loss of their studio/practice space to a fire the master tapes made it through and allowed the material to see the light of day. Even after all these years Gamma Ray still sounds just as strong as ever, and I can’t wait to hear what else this album has to offer.

Today, the perpetrators at Revolver are pleased to premiere the lyric video for “Hellbent,” from German power metal icons, GAMMA RAY. The new tune comes by way of the band’s long-anticipated new full-length, Empire Of The Undead, set for release this Spring.

A record that almost wasn’t, Empire Of The Undead was composed throughout 2013 with Eike Freese (Dark Age) at the mixing desk alongside bassist/co-writer, Dirk Schl├Ąchter, and was nearing completion before Hammer Studios, their home, rehearsal space, and meeting point for many metal bands throughout Germany, had burned down leaving much of its contents in ruins. Fortunately, the Empire Of The Undead masters managed to make it through unscathed. “If this could not stop us, nothing ever will,” joked light-hearted GAMMA RAY vocalist Kai Hansen, adding that, “We got rid of a lot of shit that we gathered there. Unfortunately, a lot of good equipment as well. Anyhow, we look towards the future, we saved the production and we can continue now in this new place.”

Sample triumphant new teaser track, “Hellbent,” now playing at Revolver at THIS LOCATION.

Empire Of The Undead will be released in North America on CD, LP and digitally via Armoury Records in conjunction with earMusic on April 15, 2014.

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